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Funding Update: January 2019

Funding opportunities, from grants, to scholarships, to fellowships, to anything else you can imagine, will be shared here.


Want to see more? Check out our Database of Funding Opportunities to see even more funding opportunities for Queer Youth Theater and beyond.


Point Foundation

What: Scholarship

For: LGBTQ Students enrolled in an Undergraduate, Graduate. and Doctoral program

Location: USA

Deadline: January 28, 2019

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Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Point’s multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients (“scholars”) extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events.


Third Wave Fund: Mobilize Power Fund

What: Grant

For: Coalitions, informal groups, and nonprofit organizations

Location: USA

Deadline: February 5th

(multiple deadlines, applications accepted at any time)

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Third Wave Fund's Mobilize Power Fund is a rapid response fund that supports the leadership of young women of color, trans, gender non-conforming, queer, and intersex youth under 35 in social movements.


MAP Fund

What: Artist Grant

For: The creation and development of new live performance.

Location: USA

Deadline: February 15, 2019

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The MAP Fund invests in artistic production as the critical foundation of imagining — and ultimately co-creating — a more equitable and vibrant society. MAP supports original live performance projects that embody a spirit of deep inquiry, particularly works created by artists who question, disrupt, complicate, and challenge inherited notions of social and cultural hierarchy across the United States.


Princess Grace Foundation-USA: Theater Grants

What: Scholarships, Apprenticeships, and Fellowships

For: US Citizens in their last year of theater education or working with a non=profit theater company

Location: USA

Deadline: April 1, 2019

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SCHOLARSHIPS for tuition assistance for the last year of professional training at a non-profit school located in the United States. Please note, grants are based on tuition costs only; no other expenses (i.e. room and board, materials, books, etc.) may be included.


APPRENTICESHIPS and FELLOWSHIPS for artistic compensation for an individual artist (exclusive of benefits) nominated by a professional, non-profit theater company. Nominees may not have worked with the company for more than five years at the time of application. PGF-USA seeks to foster relationships that nurture and support the applicant’s artistic growth during the grant period.


National Endowment for the Arts: Challenge America

What: Project Grant

For: Small and mid-sized organizations

Location: USA

Deadline: April 11, 2019 (make sure to register in March and prepare materials beforehand!)

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The Challenge America category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations -- those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved characteristics noted above also must be present.


Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

What: Award

For: Youth, ages 8-18

Location: USA

Deadline: April 15, 2019

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The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. Each year, the Barron Prize honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment.




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The Pride Youth Theater Alliance is fiscally sponsored by The Theater Offensive in Boston, MA whose mission is to present the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lives in art so bold it breaks through personal isolation, challenges the status quo, and builds thriving communities.

The Pride Youth Theater Alliance is generously supported by the Mukti Fund, a small private foundation established in 1983 to support cultural heritage, environmental projects, and Queer Youth Theater.